This Sloppy Joes recipe will take you back to those “melt in your mouth” childhood days when you didn’t stop eating until your stomach hurt. Even my wife mentioned she felt like Igor in the Disney Classic, “Ratatouille”, when his eyes lit up like light bulbs as he proceeded to drop his pen to the floor after he took his first bite. “It’s that good”, she said. So without further ado or more bragging, I give you another I give you Sloppy Joes!
This Cheeseburger Pot Pie sure is a fun twist on a traditional cheeseburger and a Pot Pie. Besides, who doesn’t truly love a puff pastry or pie crust cooked to perfection. Personally, I think combining these two recipes is Genius. But don’t just take my word for it. Originally, I saw this idea posted on Instagram and I decided that I needed to try it for my self and I suggest that you do the same.
Make a Crispy Cheeseburger Pot Pie
As you’ve probably already guessed, the only difference between a regular burger and this Cheeseburger Pot Pie is that it isn’t made with a bun, it is baked with a Pastry. So, you should treat it as such.
The one thing I learned, after I filmed the video, was that I should have baked the bottom crust first, for approximately 10 minutes, before I added the other ingredients and baked them altogether, as instructed. This ensures that the entire pot pie turns out crispy and it makes a much more pleasant experience eating it like a hamburger.
This Chinese Barbecue Sauce is based on P.F. Chang’s recipe which is used in several different menu items, including: Spare Ribs, Pork Medallion and their Barbecue Chicken Salad. I’ve taken the exact Restaurant size recipe and dumbed it down to a house hold portion. And when I said this recipe is “based” on the Corporate recipe, I mean, it’s more or less the exact same one, only I cut the sugar in half.
The Barbecue Sauce Breakdown
Chang’s makes 5 gallons of this sauce at a time and 2 1/2 gallons of it is sugar. That’s just ridiculous. Half of their recommended sugar amount still gets you a fantastic BBQ sauce. So rest assured, knowing now, that you have everything you need to know about the China Bistro’s Barbecue Sauce Recipe!
I’ve also got their Spare Rib Recipe and their Northern Style Short Ribs Ribs recipe already filmed and posted below. And if you’re interested in my Oven Baked Ribs, those are listed here as well.